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Latino voters may be wary of the 'Three Amigos'

Latino voters may be wary of the 'Three Amigos'

Republicans should be in better shape than ever before to make an appeal to Latino voters. Two of their announced candidates for president, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, are sons of Latino immigrant parents, and another soon-to-be-announced candidate, Jeb Bush, speaks fluent Spanish and has a Mexican wife.

The situation is not quite that simple, of course. The Republicans' three amigos look about as phony to many Latinos as the trio of actors-pretending-to-be-Mexicans played by Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short in the 1986 movie, "Three Amigos!"

Start with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio who officially launched his presidential campaign this week. He is full-blooded...